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True Punk Face Mask

Given away free to Vivienne Westwood's staff and acquaintances, this mask highlights the designer's Climate Revolution campaign. Activists wore it at the Old Bailey on 7 September 2020 for the extradition hearing of Julian Assange, the activist editor of WikiLeaks. The protest appeared in a short film released to promote Westwood's SS21 collection during London Fashion Week on 18 September 2020, replacing a physical runway show.

Vivienne Westwood, England

July 2020

Designed in London, England

Made in Pondicherry, South India

Cotton tabby, digital print

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